REAch2 Academy Trust

About the Role

We seek Trustees with expertise in IT, Finance (an accountant), Fundraising, and Governance (public sector/education) who will commit to our ambitious Board whose aim is to support the communities we represent and who are passionate about education.

The role
Our new Trustees will assist us with their skills and expertise by ensuring:
• the Board has a broad and diverse make up, with a balance of skills and knowledge, as well as lived experience.
• we have a range of perspectives bringing the appropriate level of support and challenge to our leadership.
• the Board’s ultimate responsibility for the educational and financial performance of the Charity is robustly supported and delivered.
• they champion our ethos which is based on our Touchstones of leadership, learning, enjoyment, integrity, inclusion, responsibility, and inspiration.

We seek individuals who can commit to six Trust Board meetings per annum (in London, during the day) and who will join at least one of the committees of the Trust Board. (Education, Risk & Audit, Finance & Resources & Remuneration).

We seek skilled leaders with experience and strategic leadership in finance (a qualified accountant), IT, Fundraising and governance in a public sector/educational setting. The newly appointed Trustees will bring their understanding of how and where their respective skills sets can help the Trust deliver positive benefits across our 60 schools (approx. 3,000 staff and 18,000 children).

Knowledge of regulatory and legal compliance, risk management and how governance supports organisations improve, develop, and ultimately deliver sustainability is highly desirable.

The Board operates the Trust in compliance with its charitable objects, company, and charity law and in accordance with the Principles of Public Life. These Trustee appointments will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check in accordance with DfE requirements.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please get in touch with Ann Marie Dalton-Pillay, Company Secretary on 07721 241641 or email [email protected].

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Please get in touch with Ann Marie Dalton-Pillay, Company Secretary on 07721 241641 or email [email protected]

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.